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First! Eating Light in Vegas is Possible With the First Chopped Salad

Where: 3327 Las Vega Boulevard [map], 89109
October 28, 2011 at 5:46 PM | by | ()

We've always enjoyed First Food and Bar at Palazzo for its greasy hangover cure and it's L Lohan drink but the other day we slid into First with a different mission--something healthy and something vegetarian.

Looking at the menu, it didn't seem easy to do The First Bites section, or appetizers, are all meat or seafood dishes. In fact, much of the menu is dominated by chicken, steak or seafood. Not that there's anything wrong with that but this time, we were looking for a lighter fare to nibble on in between meetings.

The grilled cheese and tomato bisque had us interested but we feared it might be too greasy. The plain caesar salad would have sufficed but we feared it was a little too boring. Then we saw the First Chopped ($13) and like Goldilocks searching for her porridge, it was just right.

The First chopped is not your typical chopped salad because instead of chopped ham and salami, you get falafel balls inside three lettuce cups, topped with chopped olives, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers and onions and each cup is doused with Middle Eastern condiments of tahini and harissa oil.

It was super yummy without being too bloating or boring, but to be honest, you may need to pop into Walgreen's below for some breath freshener. We don't think any of the three bears would want to get near us after this meal.

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